Hikers Rescue Dog Trapped in Abandoned Mine Shaft in Fairplay

Three hikers rescued a dog they found trapped in an abandoned mine shaft near Fairplay, Colorado. Portia Scovern shared this video of the rescue and follow-up care on October 18. The dog was underweight and dehydrated when she was found.

Scovern wrote her boyfriend had been hiking a week before the rescue and heard something from the cave, but continued on his hike. When the hikers returned, the dog barked, which alerted the group to her existence. They shimmied into the shaft and rescued the dog.

The dog’s owner was found following the rescue, and Fox 21 reported the dog went missing on October 4. Credit: Facebook/Portia Scovern via Storyful